Dr. Roberta Lynn Bondar, Press Release
Press Release, Adventure, Environment, Motivation
The Chancellery of Honours | La Chancellerie des Distinctions Honorifiques
Jun 29, 2018
Dr. Roberta Lynn Bondar, C.C., O.Ont.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
As a scientist and environmental advocate, Dr. Roberta Bondar continues to inspire Canadians. Following her pioneering spaceflight, she remained active in international space medicine, notably leading a research team at NASA that drew connections between astronauts’ recovery from microgravity and neurological illnesses on Earth. A world acclaimed photographer, she has demonstrated commitment to environmental sustainability through her stunning works that reconnect people to our natural world. Leading by example with the establishment of her eponymous foundation, she is a champion of education and the environment.
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Dr. Roberta Lynn Bondar: The first Canadian woman to fly in space, physician, scientist, astronaut and photographer Dr. Roberta Lynn Bondar was aboard the space shuttle Discovery for its January 1992 mission, realizing a personal dream and capturing the imagination of millions. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, a Master of Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Doctorate from the University of Toronto, a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University and a Fellowship in neurology from the Royal College of the Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She completed post-graduate training in neuro-ophthalmology at Tufts New England Medical Center (Boston) and at the Playfair Neuroscience Unit of Toronto Western Hospital.